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It has been twelve years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. And yet, in the summer of 1900, East London is still poor, still brutal, still a shadow city to its western twin. Among the reformers is an idealistic young woman named India Selwyn-Jones, recently graduated from medical school. With the help of her influential fiance--Freddie Lytton, an up-and-coming Liberal MP--she works to shut down the area's opium dens that destroy both body and soul. Her selfless activities better her patients' lives and bring her immense gratification, but unfortunately, they also bring her into direct conflict with East London's ruling crime lord--Sid Malone.

India is not good for business and at first, Malone wants her out. But against all odds, India and Sid fall in love. Different in nearly every way, they share one thing in common--they're both wounded souls. Their love is impossible and they know it, yet they cling to it desperately. Lytton, India's fiance, will stop at nothing to marry India and gain her family's fortune.

Fractious criminal underlings and rivals conspire against Sid. When Sid is finally betrayed by one of his own, he must flee London to save his life. Mistakenly thinking him dead, India, pregnant and desperate, marries Freddie to provide a father for hers and Sid's child. India and Sid must each make a terrible sacrifice--a sacrifice that will change them both forever. One that will lead them to other lives, and other places...and perhaps--one distant, bittersweet day--back to each other.

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"In late Victorian London, idealistic new medical school graduate India Selwyn Jones goes to work at a clinic in the city's poorest neighborhood, much to the dismay of her aristocratic mother and ambitious fianc, political up-and-comer Freddie Lytton. The squalor is a bit much for India, but she manages to keep her emotions under control until she meets underworld crime boss Sid Malone. Sid begins as India's nemesis, becomes her patient and ends up something much more than that. What India doesn't know is that Sid is the brother of tea heiress Fiona Bristow, wife of self-made, highly principled businessman Joseph Bristow. What Sid doesn't know is that India's fianc is as ruthless as Sid's most ruthless henchman, willing to commit theft, betrayal and even murder to launch his career, force India out of hers and bring down Sid in the process. In typical epic style, Donnelly (The Tea Rose) alternates India's story with Sid's, Freddie's, Joseph's and Fiona's, leading the reader through turn-of-the-century England from the Houses of Parliament to ale houses and whore houses, and from London to Africa and beyond. It's all familiar stuff, but Donnelly's passion and energy will keep readers turning the many pages, rooting for India and the gruff underworld boss she loves." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"If Jennifer Donnelly doesn't watch out, she's going to get a reputation. With publication of 'The Winter Rose,' she proves that her first fast, fat and fun historical romance — 2002's 'The Tea Rose' — wasn't a fluke.

Although it's set in 1900, her new tale returns to a London that would still be familiar to Charles Dickens, a city of grimy poverty, privation-induced amorality and... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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It has been 12 years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. Reformers, moved by the plight of the poor, work to better their conditions. Among them is an idealistic young doctor named India Selwyn-Jones.

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Tracy Bock, April 24, 2008 (view all comments by Tracy Bock)
Amazingly written. You don't even realize that it's 700+ pages, you will get to the end wanting more. The Tea Rose ( the first book) and The Winter Rose have been a delight to read. You get taken away into another time until the very end. It's hard to part with the characters. These books will have a place on my bookshelf for years.
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LuAnn, April 4, 2008 (view all comments by LuAnn)
Beautifully written, this book transports the reader back to a time when men were men and women were trying to break out of the stereotype those same men put them in. The book also educates the reader on the history of London at the turn of the century, when the city was undergoing many changes.
This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Some readers may be intimidated by the size -- after all, it is 700 pages -- but the smooth writing style keeps the book flowing. Before you know it, you’ve reached the end and wonder what will happen next.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401301033
Author:
Donnelly, Jennifer
Publisher:
Hyperion
Author:
Jennifer
Author:
Donnelly
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
England
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Docklands (London, England)
Subject:
Great Britain Politics and government.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080108
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in 37.92 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 720 pages Hyperion - English 9781401301033 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In late Victorian London, idealistic new medical school graduate India Selwyn Jones goes to work at a clinic in the city's poorest neighborhood, much to the dismay of her aristocratic mother and ambitious fianc, political up-and-comer Freddie Lytton. The squalor is a bit much for India, but she manages to keep her emotions under control until she meets underworld crime boss Sid Malone. Sid begins as India's nemesis, becomes her patient and ends up something much more than that. What India doesn't know is that Sid is the brother of tea heiress Fiona Bristow, wife of self-made, highly principled businessman Joseph Bristow. What Sid doesn't know is that India's fianc is as ruthless as Sid's most ruthless henchman, willing to commit theft, betrayal and even murder to launch his career, force India out of hers and bring down Sid in the process. In typical epic style, Donnelly (The Tea Rose) alternates India's story with Sid's, Freddie's, Joseph's and Fiona's, leading the reader through turn-of-the-century England from the Houses of Parliament to ale houses and whore houses, and from London to Africa and beyond. It's all familiar stuff, but Donnelly's passion and energy will keep readers turning the many pages, rooting for India and the gruff underworld boss she loves." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , It has been 12 years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. Reformers, moved by the plight of the poor, work to better their conditions. Among them is an idealistic young doctor named India Selwyn-Jones.
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